Jason Tandon

A Poem of Mine on NPR

I am excited and honored that my poem “Fatherhood, Beginnings” will be featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac tomorrow, October 3rd. The poem is selected from my latest collection, Quality of Life.

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Interview on Writer’s Digest

 

My interview with Robert Brewer is now up on the Writer’s Digest online. We discuss a variety of poetry-related topics including my latest collection Quality of Life. Click the banner above!

Quality of Life Cover

New Review: Jill Osier

 

 

My review of Jill Osier’s should our undoing come down upon us white, winner of the 2013 Frost Place Competition, appears in the latest issue of Pleiades. Click here to read the title poem. And here and here to read a couple more poems from this wonderful collection.

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This latest issue of Pleiades (34.2) also includes:

Features: Martha Collins introducing Sara Eliza Johnson, Jack Pendarvis introducing Maegan Poland, and Eleanor Goodman introducing Wang Xiaoni

Folio: Post-Troubles Belfast Poets: Jean Bleakney, Moyra Donaldson, Damian Smyth, Gearoid Mac Lochlainn, Sinead Morrissey, Leontia Flynn, Miriam Gamble, and Sam Riviere

Fiction: by Kate Crosby, Patrick Dacey, Venita Blackburn, S. Brady Tucker & Mary Troy

Essays: by Mark Halliday and Drew Calvert

Poems: by Andrew Grace, Joel Brouwer, Melissa Kwasny, Kuno Raeber, Peter Cooley, Katie Ford, Amy Sparks, Chana Bloch, David Dodd Lee, Sarah Murphy, Jason Olsen, Emily Ho, Carmen Gimenez-Smith, Dan Bellm, Bruce Whiteman, Maya Jewell Zeller, Rich Smith, C. Dylan Basset, Shane Mcrae, Cintia Santana, Laura Van Prooyen, Joshua Marie Wilkinson

To read a selection of work, click the cover below:

 

 

 

New Poem in Poet Lore

10812The new issue of Poet Lore is out with poems by Sherod Santos, Philip Fried, Martha Collins, Tom Chandler, John Bargowski, Todd Davis, Xue Di, Colette Inez, Greg McBride, and a portfolio by Burmese poet U Tin Moe (introduced by Christopher Merrill).

My thanks to the editors for including my poem “The Actual World.” Here is the first stanza:

 

The Actual World

 

                                    for Jane Kenyon

 

After a week’s worth of rain

I pull dandelions from the yard,

wedge the taproots with a sturdy prong

until they slide from the earth

like fish bones tweezed from flesh.

 

 

Upcoming Reading: Gibson’s Bookstore

I’ll be reading this Wednesday (5/21) at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, NH with poet Jeff Friedman. Click the image above for more details. If you’re in the area, please join us!

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Upcoming Reading: Massachusetts Poetry Festival

I’ll be reading this Saturday at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival (Salem, MA) in the first session of “Poets with New Books.” The line-up includes: Jessica Bozek, Martha Collins, Joan Houlihan, David Surette, and Daniel Tobin. Please join us for this fantastic event! Click the poster above for time/location details.

Two Poems in The Southampton Review

TSR: The Southampton Review -  Spring 2014

I am very excited to have two poems published in the latest issue of The Southampton Review: “The End of Grief,” which is from my recent collection, Quality of Life, and “Beatitude,” which is from my new manuscript, The Actual World.

I am especially pleased to be included with such poets, writers, and artists including Robert Pinsky, Edwidge Danticat, Barry Blitt, Billy Collins, Rae Gouirand, Martha Hollander, Andrew Kozma, Michael Maslin, Marilyn Nelson, Rachel Pastan, Nahid Rachlin, Paula Whyman, and Siobhan Phillips.

To read a selection from this issue, click the cover above!

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